WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Pakistan: State-supported anti-Ahmadiyya agitation in Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Choudhry Abdul Majeed, the prime minister of AJ&K, recently visited a religious madrasa at Faizpur and made uncalled for remarks against the Ahmadiyya community, it was reported in the media.
Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: AMC Persecution report
Edited by Imran Jattala | October 12, 2011
AJ&K: Although a new government has taken over after the general elections, the sectarian and extremist elements have not only maintained their agitation against the Ahmadiyya community but also have raised its level to a threatening point.
The anti-Ahmadiyya agitations take place with the collusion of ruling politicians.
Choudhry Abdul Majeed, the prime minister of AJ&K, recently visited a religious madrasa at Faizpur and made inappropriate remarks against the Ahmadiyya community, the media reported.
"Qadianis’ activities will be watched in Azad Kashmir – Ch. Abdul Majeed," the headline read in the daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Rawalpindi, on September 9, 2011.
“Muslim children should never be taught by Qadiani teachers (in public schools)," said Mulla Atiq-ur-Rehman, a member of the legislative assembly (MLA), who runs the Islamic madrasa, it was reported on the same occasion..
"Qadianis can exist here only as a non Muslim minority. … They are not allowed to practice Islam. (etc),” Mulla Atiq-ur-Rehman further said according to the newspaper report.
The Director of Public Affairs in the Ahmadiyya head office at Rabwah, Mr. Saleem-ud Din, strongly condemed the incident and sent letters of complaint to the President of Pakistan and to the President of Azad Kashmir.
"For some time now there has been increase in organized anti-Ahmadiyya activities in Azad Kashmir," the complant letter stated.
"...these elements have been patronized by the government of Azad Kashmir," Mr. Mr. Saleem-ud Din said.
"Ch. Abdul Majeed the prime minister of AJ&K and Pir Atiq ur Rehman, member of the AJ&K Assembly and President of Jamiat Ulama Jammu and Kashmir are in the lead of such activities in public rallies," the complaint included.
Most Muslim clerics feel free in Pakistan to issue edicts declaring anyone Wajib-ul-Qatl (must be put to death).
There are no laws against such declarations and hate incitements and many Wajib-ul-Qatl edicts are often followed up by target killings.
While Ahmadis are the usual victims of this violent indiscretion, non-Ahmadis also are targeted.
Governor Salman Taseer was was one such victom in recent past.
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